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Antiquarian Booksellers Association

This British association was founded in 1906 and is the oldest of its kind in the world. The original ABA is the senior trade body for dealers in antique and rare books, as well as manuscripts and similar items in the British Isles. Its membership is also international. Membership is highly selective, and is based on a strict criteria of integrity, expertise, and experience. Members observe the highest professional and ethical standards and work to foster mutual trust and respect with the public. To find out more about the ABA visit their website at www.aba.org.uk.



33 Member bookstores

Specialists in literature, modern first editions and bound library sets, voyages and travel, colourplate and illustrated books, children's books, fore-edge…

Specializing in: Literature Modern First Editions General Antiquarian Children's And Illustrated Fore-Edge Paintings Voyages And Travel Occult And Esoteric Fine And Rare

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Ash Rare Books. Founded in 1946 and long one of London's more interesting small book businesses. Owned and run by…

Specializing in: First Editions Bibliography Modern Poetry London Books, Maps &…

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Our shop is located in Cecil Court, a charming Victorian backwater in the heart of London's theatreland which boasts over…

Specializing in: Early Printed Books Classical Texts And Translations Atlases & Maps Of… Topographical Prints Natural History Prints

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Interesting and unusual Antiquarian Books on all subjects.

Specializing in: Natural History Science Military Antiquarian Economics Maritime Medicine Topography

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We have an open bookshop in London which is open Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 17.30, and Sunday from 11.00…

Specializing in: First Editions Art Antiquarian Out-Of-Print Illustrated Books Rare Fine Bindings Travel And Topography

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Hello. Jonathan Stone here. I am the son of Gillian and Ralph Stone, retired booksellers formerly proprietors of Titles of…

Specializing in: Literature Women Bibliography Agriculture History Of Science &…

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Founded in 1978 by James Cummins, the firm has grown to include two New Jersey locations as well as the…

Specializing in: Literature Americana Children's Books Travel Fine Bindings Private Press Sporting Illustrative Art

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James M Pickard (Rare Books) is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA), the International…

Specializing in: Literature Childrens Illustrated Books Crime Fiction Highlights

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We specialize in old and rare books on voyages, travel, colonial and maritime history and original photographs of the 19th…

Specializing in: Photography Ethnography Aeronautics Travel & Expedition Maps & Prints Original Photographs

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We are close to the beach and the Snowdonia National Park. Our shop is new, cosy and growing! Dealing in…

Specializing in: History British Topography Welsh Interest Fine Bindings & Private…

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Since its foundation in 1978, Michael Graves-Johnston Antiquarian Books has established itself as a leading authority on rare and antiquarian…

Specializing in: Travel Africa Ancient World Ethnography Egyptology Antiquities Tribal Art Oceania

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Book room open strictly by appointment only.

Specializing in: Literature First Editions Childrens Antiquarian Illustrated Books Bindings Churchill

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A shop in one of the last remaining bookselling enclaves of London, with a carefully selected stock of modern first…

Specializing in: Literature Art History Modern First Editions Illustrated Books Travel

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Peter Harrington first started selling rare and antiquarian books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road in 1969,…

Specializing in: Original Artwork First Editions Of English,… Landmarks In Science, Philosophy… Travel, Voyages And Atlases Natural History And Colour-Plate… Fine Bindings And Sets Fore-Edge Painting Books

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Antiquarian and second-hand booksellers since 1980. Traditional Shop in Ludlow Shropshire with Showroom in Leominster Herefordshire. U.K. Specialities include architecture,…

Specializing in: Literature Architecture History Nautical Irish Cinema Academic & Scholarly Garden Design

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We have been established in Scotland's Capital City for twenty years and trade mainly from our retail premises as well…

Specializing in: Literature Art History General Antiquarian Bibliography Scottish

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Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo…

Specializing in: First Editions Photography Children's Books Modern Literature Art And Architecture Signed And Inscribed Books Economics And Finance Science Fiction And Mystery

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Scarthin Books is based in a three-storey, 2000 sq.ft. shop overlooking the millpond which powered Arkwright's world's-first cotton mill in…

Specializing in: Science Music Antiquarian Children's Books Industrial Archaeology Derbyshire Books

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I specialise in Autograph letters, Manuscripts and signed photos in all fields. I am a member of the ABA, ILAB…

Specializing in: Literature History Autographs Voyages China Royalty Travels Signed Photos

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RARE BOOK AND PRINT SELLER FOR OVER 25 YEARS SPECIALISING IN PRIVATE PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, FINE BINDING, CALLIGRAPHY, PRINTS…

Specializing in: Illustrated Books Fine Bindings Prints Private Press Books Manuscripts Calligraphy Food & Drink Works On Paper

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Full time bookseller since 1982. Bookshops in Bristol and Bath ( as Patterson & Liddle )1982- 2006. Member ABA ILAB…

Specializing in: History Art/Architecture Bindings Travel/Exploration Topographical Books Transport Studies English Lit. Atlases/Plate

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Temple Rare Books is a division of Temple Bookbinders, which has been established for nearly twenty years. The bookshop is…

Specializing in: Literature Childrens Antiquarian Travel Bindings

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We buy and sell collectable, rare and scholarly books from every century of printing and at all price levels. We…

Specializing in: History Religion Humanities Classics Topography Ancient History Early Printing Medieval History

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